Nor are museum-security staff prepared for the challenge of patting down every potential visitor for wayward appetizers, which is what insurance companies will now likely demand, he said. Furthermore, because staging protests at art museums has now happened a few times, he said, every art museum could see its insurance and security costs increase by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Museums may also put paintings—and even sculptures—behind the kind of boxlike cases that today protect only a few world-famous works, such as the Mona Lisa. Shop our collection of exclusive products, artist-designed 58th Carnegie International merchandise, and a wide selection of art books, including the Carnegie Museum of Art Collection Handbook, and gifts. Gift cards that can be used for admission, store items, events, camps, classes, and more are available for purchase online.
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